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Man charged with abusing six Amish sisters

NEW YORK — A Pennsylvania man accused earlier this year of raping an underage Amish teenager after receiving her as a “gift” from her parents was charged Monday with sexually abusing the victim’s five younger sisters, according to court records.

Democrats hit back at FBI, Trump presses attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democrats kept up their attacks on FBI Director James Comey on Monday, accusing him of a double standard after he revealed his agency’s probe into more material that might relate to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

American Airlines plane engine flung debris in rare failure

An American Airlines jet engine that failed seconds before takeoff in a fiery runway accident at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport flung broken turbine parts as far as half a mile from the scene, a federal investigator said on Saturday.

Police start removing protesters from pipeline encampment

Police in North Dakota began clearing a group of Native American and environmental protesters from an encampment near an oil pipeline construction site on Thursday in a move that could escalate tensions in a standoff that has lasted several months.

Serial’ subject asks for release

BALTIMORE — Adnan Syed, the “Serial” podcast subject whose murder conviction was overturned this summer, is asking a judge to let him out of jail as he awaits a new trial.

Catholic health group hit with complaint over sterilization ban

The largest Roman Catholic health organization in the United States was accused in a federal complaint on Tuesday of failing to provide appropriate care by refusing on religious grounds to allow a pregnant woman with a brain tumor to be sterilized.

Life Care to pay record $145 mln over Medicare fraud claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Life Care Centers of America Inc and its owner Forrest Preston agreed to pay $145 million to resolve federal lawsuits accusing one of the largest privately held U.S. nursing home chains of Medicare fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.

Investigators seek data recorder in bus crash

INDIO, Calif. — Investigators seeking the cause of a bus crash in California that killed 13 people, including the driver, examined wreckage on Monday for any data recorder to determine what might have led to one of the deadliest such U.S. collisions in the last decade, officials said.

Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes

Casinos on Native American land have poured billions into tribal economies since the late 1980s, lifting many people from poverty. Now, some hope, cultivating industial hemp could do the same.

Police search for suspect in deadly Oklahoma shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY — Police in Oklahoma were searching on Monday for a man suspected of killing two people, shooting two sheriff’s deputies who tried to apprehend him and then fleeing the scene in a stolen police car.

Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s best known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global internet stability.

Campaign HQ evacuated

NEW YORK — The campaign headquarters for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was evacuated on Friday night after a white substance was discovered in an envelope, police said.

Oklahoma rejects Russian request to monitor election in state

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma voting officials have denied a request from the Russian consulate in Houston to monitor the Nov. 8 general elections in the state, saying foreign delegates are not allowed into polling stations, an official said on Friday.

Dozens of demonstrators arrested at North Dakota pipeline

MORTON COUNTY — More than 80 protesters were arrested on Saturday after clashing with police near a pipeline construction site in North Dakota, according to the local sheriff’s department, which said pepper spray was used on some demonstrators.

Giant panda to leave U.S. for China

Bao Bao the female giant panda will leave the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. early next year and move to China under a breeding agreement, officials at the zoo said on Thursday.